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CU News From Around the Planet

PAPATOETOE, New Zealand- Aotearoa Credit Union here said it is launching the world’s first Māori language ATM as part of a joint venture with a marae-based health, social services and education provider in the Waikato, N.Z.

AUCKLAND, N.Z.—A Human Rights Review Tribunal here has heard accusations that a local credit union stole a picture of a cake iced with swear words about the CU from a former employee's Facebook page, and then shared the photo with the former employee’s new employer and recruitment agencies in an effort to destroy her career.

LONDON--A new credit union is being chartered here for members of the armed forces to help soldiers who are struggling with debt.

DUBLIN, Ireland—This country’s Central Bank plans to introduce a series of proposed rules for credit unions aimed at addressing reserves, liquidity and savings. The objective is to improve the bottom lines of Ireland’s credit unions, which have experienced significant losses over the past six years.

WASHINGTON — At two separate events this month in New York and Washington sponsored by the United Nations (U.N.), the World Council of Credit Unions said it promoted financial inclusion as one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

SKIBBEREEN, Ireland—Skibbereen Credit Union here is leading a year-long photography project called “Credit Unions West Cork Wild Atlantic Year,” or West Cork WAY.

REGINA, Saskatchewan—Four credit unions here have entered into what they are calling a formal “Collaboration Mutual Understanding” document.

MADISON, Wis.—To help credit unions tackle the global challenge of increasing young adult membership and master the technology needed to serve them, the World Council of Credit Unions has launched weCU2.

PLYMOUTH, U.K.—More than 6,000 school children here are being given £10 each that they can use to open a savings account with either of the two credit unions in this city

OTTAWA, Canada—The annual Credit Union Community Involved Survey is reporting that credit unions across this country have returned $50-million to the communities they serve in the form of  direct donations, financial services, sponsorships, scholarships and bursaries.